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Christian Louis de Massy co-wrote with Charles Higham, his autobiography. As the nephew of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly, his book was popular mostly with those still captivated by the story of a movie star marrying a real prince. However Christian makes it clear in his book, in repeated detail, how truly dysfunctional the entire Monegasque family (or the Grimaldis) truly are. For Christian's descent from [[Richard Cecil]] see the page on his uncle [[17 Rainier, Prince of Monaco to Richard Cecil|Rainier, Prince of Monaco to Richard Cecil]] Christian's descent from royalty is rather surprising as his shortest path is not into any of the neighboring dynasties, but rather through Scotland, then through von Baden, then through Hesse-Darmstadt, and eventually up to Denmark, where we encounter the shortest ascent to a ruler of a country. # Christian Louis de /Massy/ , author, born 1949 # Antoinette Louise Alberte Suzanne, Baroness de /Massy/, born 1920 # Charlotte, Duchess of /Valentinois/ created 1919 # Louis II, Prince of Monaco created 1922 # Mary Victoria /Douglas-Hamilton/ (1850-1922) m Albert I, Prince of /Monaco/ from 1889- # Marie Elizabeth, Princess von /Baden/ m William Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 11th Duke of Hamilton, 8th Duke of /Brandon/ # Karl Ludwig, Grand Duke of /Baden/ m Stephanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais, Princess of /France/ # Karl Ludwig, Prince of /Baden/ m Amalie Friederike, Landgravine of /Hesse-Darmstadt/ (both also ancestral to England's princes William and [http://www.countyhistorian.com/knol/4hmquk6fx4gu-473-ancestry-of-prince-harry-of-great.html Harry]) # Caroline of /Zweibrucken/ m Louis (Ludwig) IX, Landgrave of /Hesse-Darmstadt/ 1768-1790 # Christian III, Duke of /Zweibrucken/ m Caroline, Countess von /Nassau-Saarbrucken/ # Christian II, Pfalzgraf von /Zweibrucken-Birkenfeld/ m Catharine Agathe zu /Rappoltstein/ # Christian I, Pfalzgraf von /Birkenfeld-Bischweiler/ m Magdalene Catharine , Countess of /Zweibrucken/ # Karl I, Pfalzgraf von /Birkenfeld/ m Dorothea, Herzogin von /Brunswick-Luneburg/ # Dorothea, Princess of /Denmark/ m William, Duke of /Brunswick-Luneburg/ 1559-92 # Christian III (1503-1559), King of /Denmark/ m Dorothea of /Saxe-Lauenburg/
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